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The 2020 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo

Tourism agency anticipates Shs12bn as earnings from the virtual event after a few years Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Suppliers of tourism related services and products will close and sign business deals worth Shs12.2billion during the 6th edition of the 2021 Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo, according to Uganda …

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Cheptegei unveiled as Uganda’s new tourism ambassador

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has today unveiled star athlete Joshua Cheptegei as one of Uganda’s tourism ambassadors. Lilly Ajarova, UTB’s executive officer confirmed the development during a function held today at the Uganda Golf club in Kampala. Last year, Cheptegei broke a 16-year-old world record …

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How hotels are surviving amidst COVID-19

Facilities have lost more than $320m since March 2020 due to the effects of pandemic Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Hotels in Uganda are operating in red since they resumed operations, but operators are optimistic that business will return to normalcy soon. The COVID-19 outbreak in the country in …

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UTB partners with MTV Africa to host MAMAs

Kampala, Uganda | Patricia Akankwatsa | MTV Africa and MTV Base have partnered with Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to host the continental flagship award show of MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) 2021. The partnership was announced during a virtual press conference broadcast from Johannesburg and Kampala by Monde Twala and Craig …

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Deal sealed to promote Uganda as a film and tourist destination

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) and Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly promote “Destination Uganda” as a premier film and tourist destination. The MoU enjoins the two parties to collaborate and jointly market Destination Uganda, and to improve Uganda’s brand …

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Uganda tourism board warns on tampering with murchison falls

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) has warned against developments in the Murchison falls, saying tampering with it will destroy Uganda’s tourism sector. Last year, power regulator, Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) announced that they had received an application from Bonang Power Energy Ltd, a South African …

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